As a child--when I was happy, or supposed I was--she studied drawing and painting with first-class professors, and they assured me she had a talent.
I go on painting badly, as you say, because I want to learn.
Servin, one of our most distinguished artists, was the first to conceive of the idea of opening a studio for young girls who wished to take lessons in painting.
It was recognized that a young woman who had taken lessons from Servin was capable of judging the paintings of the Musee conclusively, of making a striking portrait, copying an ancient master, or painting a genre picture.
Reading and painting
are both of them of singular use in life, and gymnastic exercises, as productive of courage.
The artist had shrewdly heightened the delusion by painting
dust on the creatures' backs, as if it had fallen there naturally and properly.
D'you mean to say you can look at the painting
of that flesh and say it's not good?
Yes, and that your painting
her was the chief outcome of her existence--the divinity passing into higher completeness and all but exhausted in the act of covering your bit of canvas.
A dangerous woman," I said, with a shudder, and fell to examining a painting
over the mantel-shelf.
And Simon Nishikanta tore himself away from his everlasting painting
of all colour-delicacies of sea and sky such as are painted by seminary maidens, to be helped and hoisted up the ratlines of the mizzen rigging, the huge bulk of him, by two grinning, slim-waisted sailors, until they lashed him squarely on the crosstrees and left him to stare with eyes of golden desire, across the sun-washed sea through the finest pair of unredeemed binoculars that had ever been pledged in his pawnshops.
Drawing is of no consequence; painting
is of no consequence; perspective is of no consequence; ideas are of no consequence.
You have almost completed your painting
,' said I, approaching to observe it more closely, and surveying it with a greater degree of admiration and delight than I cared to express.
and what is his speech, his love of painting
, love of nature, but a still finer success, --all the weary miles and tons of space and bulk left out, and the spirit or moral of it contracted into a musical word, or the most cunning stroke of the pencil?
As he had from a child a taste for painting
, and as, not knowing what to spend his money on, he had begun collecting engravings, he came to a stop at painting
, began to take interest in it, and concentrated upon it the unoccupied mass of desires which demanded satisfaction.
In due time, his course brought him to the door, and put him face to face with the decorative painting
that you know of.